Repeal Laws against Euthanasia for terminally ill

The Terminally ill should have the right to decided wether to live or not. This should not be the choice of goverment officials who are not the ones that have to live in the situation.

Euthanasia for the terminally ill should be legal to provent forced suffering. It should however, be strictly regulated and controlled to prevent people being forced into euthanasia.

Why is this idea important?

The Terminally ill should have the right to decided wether to live or not. This should not be the choice of goverment officials who are not the ones that have to live in the situation.

Euthanasia for the terminally ill should be legal to provent forced suffering. It should however, be strictly regulated and controlled to prevent people being forced into euthanasia.

up dating the suicide act

When you are ill and have reached the end and you want to suffer no more, you should be allowed to end your life without worry.  The doctors should be allowed to give you the relevant medication for you to take when you see fit. 

Why is this idea important?

When you are ill and have reached the end and you want to suffer no more, you should be allowed to end your life without worry.  The doctors should be allowed to give you the relevant medication for you to take when you see fit. 

Compassion

If you help to end the life of a loved one on compassionate grounds  who is suffering, then surely the law should be able to distinguish the difference between what they have done compared to a cold blooded killer.   Surely the word we all see clearly here is Compassion.  

To judge them on equal terms has always seemed wrong to me and the law is well over due to being changed.

Why is this idea important?

If you help to end the life of a loved one on compassionate grounds  who is suffering, then surely the law should be able to distinguish the difference between what they have done compared to a cold blooded killer.   Surely the word we all see clearly here is Compassion.  

To judge them on equal terms has always seemed wrong to me and the law is well over due to being changed.

Assisted dying

I strongly believe it should be an individuals choice, (anyone metally competent and terminally ill), to have an assisted death – without the helper being subject to prosecution. Surely other people should not be able to impose their views on me. I believe there is a high level of public support for legalisation of assisted dying 

I have made a 'Living Will' (or as it is called today, Advanced Decision) and deposited with my GP. He was most supportive and said he sees many patients to whom he must administer life prolonging medicines when it was clearly not their wish. Heartbraking situation for all concerned, not just the individual, but their family and friends too.
 
Please make every effort to change the law here. There are a number of people having to travel to Switzerland for an assisted death and others attempting suicide behind closed doors because of our existing law. Holland & some US states allow assisted death – why not UK?

Why is this idea important?

I strongly believe it should be an individuals choice, (anyone metally competent and terminally ill), to have an assisted death – without the helper being subject to prosecution. Surely other people should not be able to impose their views on me. I believe there is a high level of public support for legalisation of assisted dying 

I have made a 'Living Will' (or as it is called today, Advanced Decision) and deposited with my GP. He was most supportive and said he sees many patients to whom he must administer life prolonging medicines when it was clearly not their wish. Heartbraking situation for all concerned, not just the individual, but their family and friends too.
 
Please make every effort to change the law here. There are a number of people having to travel to Switzerland for an assisted death and others attempting suicide behind closed doors because of our existing law. Holland & some US states allow assisted death – why not UK?

One patient GP, 2 random doctors

All we need to do is have three doctors. The GP of the patient and two more chosen at random, so no-one would be able to influence any one beforehand. The patient would need to be spoken to on their own without any members of the family present. They could present their findings to a main body and then it could be decided

Why is this idea important?

All we need to do is have three doctors. The GP of the patient and two more chosen at random, so no-one would be able to influence any one beforehand. The patient would need to be spoken to on their own without any members of the family present. They could present their findings to a main body and then it could be decided

Extend the use of common sense in law re: assisted suicide to include euthanasia

There exists an underworld of victims of crime and accidents that are being kept alive in the UK despite being 'clinically brain dead'/'in a vegatative state'. In SOME cases, not all, they are kept alive despite overwhelming evidence that relatives and medical professionals feel this is not the best choice for the patient, that the patient has no quality of life; and, in a lot of cases, is causing the patient pain that is immeasureable because of their condition. These are the kind of issues considered by authorities in Switzerland regarding euthanasia. The UK has started to use common sense in assisted suicide cases – this has not been extended to euthanasia. There are a range of individuals and groups in the UK who have tried to have a voice, are experts on the subject, and vie with the Media to get the facts printed. A debate in the public arena would help improve awareness about disabiity caused by brain damage as well as inform a move towards putting euthanasia back on the table for consideration by politiicians.

Why is this idea important?

There exists an underworld of victims of crime and accidents that are being kept alive in the UK despite being 'clinically brain dead'/'in a vegatative state'. In SOME cases, not all, they are kept alive despite overwhelming evidence that relatives and medical professionals feel this is not the best choice for the patient, that the patient has no quality of life; and, in a lot of cases, is causing the patient pain that is immeasureable because of their condition. These are the kind of issues considered by authorities in Switzerland regarding euthanasia. The UK has started to use common sense in assisted suicide cases – this has not been extended to euthanasia. There are a range of individuals and groups in the UK who have tried to have a voice, are experts on the subject, and vie with the Media to get the facts printed. A debate in the public arena would help improve awareness about disabiity caused by brain damage as well as inform a move towards putting euthanasia back on the table for consideration by politiicians.

Updating the 1961 Suicide Act

The change in legislation will not disadvantage sick and disabled people who opt for care till  the end – it merely allows mentally competent people to decide when and where they wish to terminate their lives with dignity.

Why is this idea important?

The change in legislation will not disadvantage sick and disabled people who opt for care till  the end – it merely allows mentally competent people to decide when and where they wish to terminate their lives with dignity.

Legalising Euthanasia

Euthanasia would be a system open to a lot of abuse and snap decisions that people might regret later.  Perhaps a good way to go forward may be to look at legalising it  in the same way as withdrawing feeding from patients in PVS is legalised. 

Every case has to go before a judge based on its own merrit.  This way each person would have the right to present their case, this would take time so it couldn't be a snap decision and it also means that the true motives behind the desire would come to light.

This would enable physically disabled people to have the same human right to life and death as any other individual.  It also means that many people wouldn't suffer needlessly as is the case today.

I do have personal experience with this issue as a close member of my family died of MND.

Why is this idea important?

Euthanasia would be a system open to a lot of abuse and snap decisions that people might regret later.  Perhaps a good way to go forward may be to look at legalising it  in the same way as withdrawing feeding from patients in PVS is legalised. 

Every case has to go before a judge based on its own merrit.  This way each person would have the right to present their case, this would take time so it couldn't be a snap decision and it also means that the true motives behind the desire would come to light.

This would enable physically disabled people to have the same human right to life and death as any other individual.  It also means that many people wouldn't suffer needlessly as is the case today.

I do have personal experience with this issue as a close member of my family died of MND.

Assisted death

That the suicide act and any other relevant acts are updated to allow those who are competent adults and  terminally ill and/or  are permanently incapacitated to the extent of complete dependency with no quality of life to at their request only be allowed to have an assisted death. For those who assist them in this to be free of any charges against them.

If we have a right to life we also have a right to death.

We as individuals also have a right to choose life even if it costs the NHS money .We have a right to have food and liquids continued in hospitals even if there are no clinical benefits if that's what an individual chooses. We also have the right to choose alternative means of getting well outwith the medical profession. This should not be excluded from hospitals merely due to closed minds.

Why is this idea important?

That the suicide act and any other relevant acts are updated to allow those who are competent adults and  terminally ill and/or  are permanently incapacitated to the extent of complete dependency with no quality of life to at their request only be allowed to have an assisted death. For those who assist them in this to be free of any charges against them.

If we have a right to life we also have a right to death.

We as individuals also have a right to choose life even if it costs the NHS money .We have a right to have food and liquids continued in hospitals even if there are no clinical benefits if that's what an individual chooses. We also have the right to choose alternative means of getting well outwith the medical profession. This should not be excluded from hospitals merely due to closed minds.

Personal choice in ending life when terminally ill or with extreme disabillity

I t should not be for others to decide whether we continue to suffer physically and mentally when terminally ill without quality of life,independance or dignity.Equally it should be a personel decision as to whether we continue suffering in a extreme physical and mental  condition that renders life without quality, any form of independance or dignity, and no possibillity of improvement.

Those against assisted dying usually have religious and ethical reasons to support their objections. However, it is not for them to decide  that others with unbearable conditions continue to suffer terminally or without hope of any improvement in their appalling condition.

The disingenuous argument continually used by those against is that  many old people would be coerced to end their lives takes no account that just being old would not be a condition for requesting the ending of life.

I suggest for such for an important act potentially affecting us all individually  a referendum is most appropriate rather than 650 MPs casting  votes according to their own views on how we should all be treated if in such a critical situation.    

Why is this idea important?

I t should not be for others to decide whether we continue to suffer physically and mentally when terminally ill without quality of life,independance or dignity.Equally it should be a personel decision as to whether we continue suffering in a extreme physical and mental  condition that renders life without quality, any form of independance or dignity, and no possibillity of improvement.

Those against assisted dying usually have religious and ethical reasons to support their objections. However, it is not for them to decide  that others with unbearable conditions continue to suffer terminally or without hope of any improvement in their appalling condition.

The disingenuous argument continually used by those against is that  many old people would be coerced to end their lives takes no account that just being old would not be a condition for requesting the ending of life.

I suggest for such for an important act potentially affecting us all individually  a referendum is most appropriate rather than 650 MPs casting  votes according to their own views on how we should all be treated if in such a critical situation.    

Right to Die with Dignity

As it is possible to benefit from "assisted suicide" in Switzerland, why must a British Citizen leave their homeland?

Medical advances have enabled life to prolonged beyond that which only 50 years ago, would have been unimaginable. 

It follows that life may be prolonged into circumstances that are beyond those which a given individual wishes to endure.

Surely this is akin to medical experimentation. How long can we keep this person alive, not how long can we help this person to live his/her life?

Why is this idea important?

As it is possible to benefit from "assisted suicide" in Switzerland, why must a British Citizen leave their homeland?

Medical advances have enabled life to prolonged beyond that which only 50 years ago, would have been unimaginable. 

It follows that life may be prolonged into circumstances that are beyond those which a given individual wishes to endure.

Surely this is akin to medical experimentation. How long can we keep this person alive, not how long can we help this person to live his/her life?

The right (if terminally ill) to die painfree and with dignity.

Whilst I realise this could be misused, if the correct procedures were in place, this would prove a blessing for a large proportion of the diagnosed terminally ill. How devastating it is at present to watch your loved ones die, usually unconscious, unable to converse with their families, because doctors and nurses don’t usually tell the families how bad the patient is until it is too late. They are then dispatched to a hospice if lucky, and die there, without regaining consciousness, and many personal things are left unsaid, and cause untold problems with the grieving process.

Why is this idea important?

Whilst I realise this could be misused, if the correct procedures were in place, this would prove a blessing for a large proportion of the diagnosed terminally ill. How devastating it is at present to watch your loved ones die, usually unconscious, unable to converse with their families, because doctors and nurses don’t usually tell the families how bad the patient is until it is too late. They are then dispatched to a hospice if lucky, and die there, without regaining consciousness, and many personal things are left unsaid, and cause untold problems with the grieving process.

The Right To Die – Euthanasia in Britain

I was never sure whether Eutanasia was the right thing to legalise but when my father was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2008 it made me understand why it should be.

My reason for deciding that it should be legalised is because of the cruel suffering my father went through.  He was advised by a consultant at Queen Elizabeth Hospital that he had two years to live, he raised his hand with tears in his eyes and said 'Why Me' I shall never forget that moment as I had never seem my father cry and it was just a very sad.

Basically Mr Clegg I am saying this: You should listen to the people of your country that are dying with an incurable disease, its cruel to make them suffer when there is a something that can be done to help.  I'm not saying if they ask for Euthanasia then give it, of course it should be determined by a medical professional similar to when you turn off a life support machine.

My father wanted to die because he knew what was coming, he had read the book that he was given on how it progressed and was told by consultants that it was moving to the next stage. For those that dont know anything about MND it is the muscles that deteriorate and you are left with nothing but skin and bone but you keep all your faculties.  My father initially lost the use of his legs, his speach, then he couldnt drink, eat or swallow and basically starved to death. 

It goes to show that what legislation and 'red tape' that is in place now hasnt worked to date. Government hasnt exactly showed its people that they have made the right decisions so far, just look at the financial mess we are in for starters. 

Sadly my father died in January 2010, he kept strong and I was very proud of him however he shouldnt have suffered like he did,  he should of been given that Right To Die just like he wanted which was to die with dignity and when he felt the time was right.

People with incurrable diseases shouldnt have to travel to Switzerland to die they should be able to do it in the country that they were born in and with their loved ones around them.

For those that disagree until you are in that situationthen then it isnt the right time for you to comment.

 

Why is this idea important?

I was never sure whether Eutanasia was the right thing to legalise but when my father was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2008 it made me understand why it should be.

My reason for deciding that it should be legalised is because of the cruel suffering my father went through.  He was advised by a consultant at Queen Elizabeth Hospital that he had two years to live, he raised his hand with tears in his eyes and said 'Why Me' I shall never forget that moment as I had never seem my father cry and it was just a very sad.

Basically Mr Clegg I am saying this: You should listen to the people of your country that are dying with an incurable disease, its cruel to make them suffer when there is a something that can be done to help.  I'm not saying if they ask for Euthanasia then give it, of course it should be determined by a medical professional similar to when you turn off a life support machine.

My father wanted to die because he knew what was coming, he had read the book that he was given on how it progressed and was told by consultants that it was moving to the next stage. For those that dont know anything about MND it is the muscles that deteriorate and you are left with nothing but skin and bone but you keep all your faculties.  My father initially lost the use of his legs, his speach, then he couldnt drink, eat or swallow and basically starved to death. 

It goes to show that what legislation and 'red tape' that is in place now hasnt worked to date. Government hasnt exactly showed its people that they have made the right decisions so far, just look at the financial mess we are in for starters. 

Sadly my father died in January 2010, he kept strong and I was very proud of him however he shouldnt have suffered like he did,  he should of been given that Right To Die just like he wanted which was to die with dignity and when he felt the time was right.

People with incurrable diseases shouldnt have to travel to Switzerland to die they should be able to do it in the country that they were born in and with their loved ones around them.

For those that disagree until you are in that situationthen then it isnt the right time for you to comment.

 

Euthanasia Law

Laws against euthanasia should be repealed surel it is everyones right to choose to die. An added bonus would be a reduction  in NHS costs and Pensions, Disability Living Allowance and Incapacity benefit. Also Attendance Allowance.

Why is this idea important?

Laws against euthanasia should be repealed surel it is everyones right to choose to die. An added bonus would be a reduction  in NHS costs and Pensions, Disability Living Allowance and Incapacity benefit. Also Attendance Allowance.

The right to die

I believe the law should be ammended to allow terminally ill people to end their life with dignity.

To avoid the need for giving extensive detail here, I would advocate a change in the law which reflects the proposals in Lord Joffe's Bill of 2009.

Lord Joffe's Bill incorporated powerful safeguards against abuse by unscrupulous relatives and carers.

Why is this idea important?

I believe the law should be ammended to allow terminally ill people to end their life with dignity.

To avoid the need for giving extensive detail here, I would advocate a change in the law which reflects the proposals in Lord Joffe's Bill of 2009.

Lord Joffe's Bill incorporated powerful safeguards against abuse by unscrupulous relatives and carers.

Make euthanasia legal

The law so far is that even if your loved one is severly mentally and physically disabled which  will prevent them from being independent or doing anything in their llife, it is illegal if they decide or the carer/ family relative decides it would be easier to end their lives. People travel to clinics in Switzerland to do so but they know when they return they will be prosecuted for helping their loved oe with their wish, to stop the pain and suffering of the patient and on their family.

The law needs to change to make this legal, however under certain circumtances as im aware this could led to people forcing people to sign documents saying they wish to die. Therefore their should be strict rules in place to make sure every euthansia related death has been approved by government and their has been several witnesses that say its the patients wish to commit an act of euthanasia.

I am no expert of this subject, im just a 16year old student, but i feel very strongly about it and feel that something has to be done.

Why is this idea important?

The law so far is that even if your loved one is severly mentally and physically disabled which  will prevent them from being independent or doing anything in their llife, it is illegal if they decide or the carer/ family relative decides it would be easier to end their lives. People travel to clinics in Switzerland to do so but they know when they return they will be prosecuted for helping their loved oe with their wish, to stop the pain and suffering of the patient and on their family.

The law needs to change to make this legal, however under certain circumtances as im aware this could led to people forcing people to sign documents saying they wish to die. Therefore their should be strict rules in place to make sure every euthansia related death has been approved by government and their has been several witnesses that say its the patients wish to commit an act of euthanasia.

I am no expert of this subject, im just a 16year old student, but i feel very strongly about it and feel that something has to be done.